Job Offer

Postdoc Position (m/f)

The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht invites applications for a 18-month Postdoc Position (m/f) within the project Palmod ‚Form the Last Interglacial to the Anthropocene – Modelling a Complete Glacial Cycle‘.

More information about the project can be found at


This new project, a large collaborative effort among many institutions across Germany, aims at simulating the Earth’s climate over a full glacial-interglacial cycle over the past 135 thousand years with a state-of-the art Earth System Model and at using a comprehensive set of climate proxy records to reconstruct the Earth’s climate over this period in the most detailed way possible. One of the expected outcome is an evaluation of the skill of Earth System Models to simulate climate variability at these long time scales.

The contribution of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht to the project involves the analysis of compilations of climate proxy records with the objective of designing statistical models to reconstruct past climate at millennial time scales. Specifically, the tasks that should be carried out by the successful candidate involve: the development of proxy-specific error models, the test of statistical methods in the context of comprehensive Earth System Models (Pseudo-Proxy Experiments), application of methods on the model data generated in the time frame of the project, attendance and presentation of results at workshops and conferences, and preparation of scientific publication for international peer-reviewed journals.

Closing date for applications is March, 16th, 2016

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